richard cohen

Lives in United States SF Bay Area, CA, United States
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On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1078 comments in total)

All I can say is that it is really great to have so many good choices of cameras. I'm still shooting nikon (including a d850), but have a fuji xt2 kit for when we want to go small and light. I imagine the sony stuff is just as great as the nikon. I'm not going to get involved in nitpicking which system has what strengths, basically all are variants of fantastic. What I wonder is when we will hear from Canon...

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 02:07 UTC as 96th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1234 comments in total)
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richard cohen: Sounds like the mirrorless equivalent to the D850..AF sounds like it is good but not as good, and write speeds not as good. Faster fps which is nice to have for wildlife and sports, but only if you can lock focus. Otherwise sounds at least as good as d850. Two fantastic cameras for us lucky consumers!

I get it, but with the d500/d850/d5 af system you can use group af and it is almost uncanny in its ability to lock on where you want it for objects moving too quickly to move the focus point around. I'm sure the sony af system is great, all I can tell you is when I'm shooting critters, most of the time I can use group af and let the camera figure out where focus should be when the action gets going...and it just works. If you have time to set af point manually (static or slow moving subjects), I'm sure the sony system is killer, just like nikon. As I said, these both seem like superb cameras.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 16:26 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1234 comments in total)
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richard cohen: Sounds like the mirrorless equivalent to the D850..AF sounds like it is good but not as good, and write speeds not as good. Faster fps which is nice to have for wildlife and sports, but only if you can lock focus. Otherwise sounds at least as good as d850. Two fantastic cameras for us lucky consumers!

Maybe, but not if you shoot a lot of moving subjects like in sports and wildlife photography. I'm not criticizing the camera, the d850 just has a couple of different strengths is all. Imo these are the two best examples of the state of the art right now. I wonder what Canon is thinking/doing?

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 15:45 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1234 comments in total)

Sounds like the mirrorless equivalent to the D850..AF sounds like it is good but not as good, and write speeds not as good. Faster fps which is nice to have for wildlife and sports, but only if you can lock focus. Otherwise sounds at least as good as d850. Two fantastic cameras for us lucky consumers!

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2017 at 01:57 UTC as 49th comment | 6 replies

24-70 art isn't discounted. I'm a bit surprised.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 20:54 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies

Personally I think nikon should explore strategic partnerships (samsung?) or maybe even a sale of the company (fuji?)...but in the meantime they seem to be making the best high end dslr's which are in great demand, along with superb glass, so it's not that the sky is completely falling for them.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 20:27 UTC as 103rd comment
On article Hands-on with new Fujifilm X and GF lenses (122 comments in total)

Their lenses are fantastic, but they aren't cheap!

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 15:07 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies

I would never, ever check my camera gear on any airplane ever. Between likely damage and/or theft, it just isn't worth it. If that means I can't take everything I would wish to take, so be it.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 01:11 UTC as 79th comment
On article Hello Lightroom CC: Embracing the future (511 comments in total)

I don't mind the subscription model if it is reasonably priced, and at $10/month (for now) I believe this is. The cloud storage 1tb limit is pretty small these days however, as I found out when I tried to load my photos onto the cloud...I have 1.1 tb, so I either have to pay up, or get my stored photos down...I'm taking the latter approach, but that is not a long term solution. The 'new' lr seems a bit like an advanced beta to me, with pretty limited functionality so far, but they will catch up. What I really don't like is how adobe basically just dumped this on all its users without much in the way of explanation. They should have put out a detailed video on the what/why concurrent with launch...

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 15:25 UTC as 72nd comment | 6 replies
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (310 comments in total)

I think my 500mm e fl vr would work just fine with it!

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 21:11 UTC as 110th comment

Interesting. Intuitively I've never liked using the saturation slider much, I just see too many images that seem all pumped up in color to the point of looking artificial imo...but I do use the vibrance slider carefully, to my eye it can create a more attractive image that doesn't look artificial like over boosting saturation can.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2017 at 14:32 UTC as 7th comment
On article Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 G2 sample gallery (96 comments in total)

I have the g2 version (nikon), and my comparison is against the 'old' nikon 24-70. I've only used the tamron a couple of times so far, and have not done exhaustive testing, but my early impression is that the lens is about as sharp as the nikon, give or take. It feels like it focuses (d810) a little slower, but not a big deal, and the image stabilization is a big plus. I've been selling a bunch of camera lenses and have been taking a bunch of indoor shots of the gear under natural light at pretty slow shutter speeds and the is seems to work very well. Even if not quite as sharp (and I can't tell a difference), the is makes many shots more sharp relative to a lens that does not have it..so that is in my mind the big plus over my old nikon.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 17:20 UTC as 15th comment
On article Nikon D850 Review (2110 comments in total)

To me the d850 is all about incremental gains relative to other cameras out there. I doubt there are any 'game changing' technological innovations coming at this point. The tech has gotten so good (same with phones) that we should not expect huge improvements as time goes by...those are already baked into the great cameras we've been lucky enough to have the past couple of years.

What is good about the d850 imo is that nikon has combined all of the latest tech (great dr, good high iso, fast fps, high resolution, best af performance) into one package at a fair price. Sure, they got to cherry pick the af system from the d5/d500 so there was no development cost....but who cares, there is no better af system in a dslr these days. I am pleased that dr and high iso performance are at least as good as the d810, if not a tad better. The rest of the specs make the d850 the best 'all arounder' dslr on the market. Hopefully the qc is ok as well.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 11:50 UTC as 262nd comment | 5 replies

Sounds to me like the cop should lose his job.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 20:08 UTC as 145th comment | 4 replies

Maybe next time they should insist on only renting solar filters with gear for an eclipse...amazing how powerful the sun it.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 23:50 UTC as 42nd comment

This is a good idea, but it also seems really expensive...or am I missing something?

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 01:37 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D850 Review (2110 comments in total)

The specs are just about perfect. The key for me will be whether the high iso performance is at least the equal of the d810 and if overall iq is as good as well. If so, highly likely I'll be selling at least one of my existing bodies to get an 850.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 15:16 UTC as 367th comment

Disappointing to me. I'd have liked to see a 24-70 that equals the performance of the big guys for less money than they charge. Sigma has done that with some of their other recent lenses, I was looking forward to buying this but I think I'm sticking with my trusty old nikon 24-70. Maybe the tamron g2 will be the ticket.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 02:40 UTC as 6th comment

Gee, sounds pretty much like what others have been doing for a while now. Welcome to parity I guess.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 19:18 UTC as 72nd comment | 6 replies
On article Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review (202 comments in total)

Nikon should merge with GoPro...

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 22:08 UTC as 20th comment
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